The Importance of Passive "Built-in" Fire Protection
Passive fire protection is a vital component of any fire safety strategy, built into the structure of a building to safeguard people’s lives and limit the financial impact of damage to buildings and their contents. It does this by:
Fire safety responsibilities
If you manage own or employ people in the built environment, understanding fire legislation is your responsibility. The law requires you to ensure the safety from fire of any employees and visitors in the vicinity of your property; ensure any refurbishment meets the requirements of the Building Regulations; and undertake regular risk assessments. Click here for further information on your legal responsibilities and on fire risk assessment.
Third Party Certification
Third Party Certification is a means of independently verifying the competency and quality of the workmanship of companies manufacturing, installing and maintaining fire protection products and systems. Read more
All ASFP Contractors are required to gain Third Party Certification from a UKAS accredited Certification Body as a mandatory requirement to become a member of the ASFP
New guide from ASFP
The ASFP Guide to Inspecting Passive Fire Protection for Fire Risk Assessors is now available. The guide is aimed at all those involved in the specification, installation or maintenance of passive fire protection. The document is available for purchase in hard copy format (order form). To view a free pdf click here.
Latest News from ASFP
Get interactive with the ASFP at Firex International 2013
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be highlighting the devastating impact of fire, explaining fire safety legislation and showing how it can help those involved the fire safety of buildings at Firex International, at Birmingham NEC from 13-16 May. The ASFP’S stand, featuring a 12sqm video screen, will be the focal point of the ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone. Read more
ASFP launches fire risk assessment 'app'
The ASFP is launching an Android-based fire risk assessment 'app', at Firex International. Firesafetyfile offers a range of checklists which guide the user through onsite inspections of passive fire protection.
New ASFP video library
The ASFP's new video channel features free-to-view online videos. Arranged in eight modules, the videos offer an introduction to passive fire protection and take viewers through a typical risk assessment. Read more
Firex International 2013 presentations available
The ASFP's seminar presentations at Firex International 2013 are now available to download. Read more
ASFP CEO addresses Fire Safety in Schools seminar
ASFP CEO Wilf Butcher was the after lunch speaker at the All Party Parliamentary Fire Safety & Rescue Group Parliamentary Seminar on 22 April 2013. Organised in conjunction with the Zurich Municipal, this event considered “The impact of fire on our schools – have we done enough?" Click here to read a transcript of his speech.
Lakanal House: ASFP statement
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) recognises that the Lakanal House tragedy highlights the vital role played by compartmentation in protecting escape routes and slowing the spread of fire and smoke. It also demonstrates the tragic consequences which may ensue if such systems are not adequately specified, installed and maintained. Read more
Seminar discusses high rise fire safety
ASFP CEO Wilf Butcher gave a presentation on Passive Fire Protection - Getting it right at a conference held at BRE in Garston on 12 March. The Cities in the Sky event discussed issues from building design, through to fire safety management and firefighting. Click here to download the presentations.
ASFPI seminar at FM Ireland a success
Attracting over 120 delegates, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection Ireland (ASFPI) seminar on The Role of Fire Risk Assessment in Managing Buildings was a great success. The seminar, held at the FM Ireland Conference & Exhibition in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) on the 6-7 March served to explain current initiatives to improve fire safety in buildings in Ireland and demonstrated the high level of interest and activity in this area. Read more
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) & CE Marking
The Construction Products Association has produced an excellent guide on the CPR & CE Marking to reveals what you should know about CE marking, before the full introduction of the CPR in July 2013 Click here to download free copy
ASFP obtains CITB-ConstructionSkills funding
ASFP has obtained a significant grant from the CSkills Growth Fund to develop a nationally recognised industry training scheme for passive fire protection. The scheme aims to up-skill contractors involved in the installation of passive fire protection as well as improve the knowledge base of those involved in the design, supply, inspection and maintenance of passive fire protection. Click here